The University of Guelph, located in Guelph, Ontario, was established in 1964 and is considered one of the top universities in Canada. As of 2015, Guelph University has more than 28,000 students and staff and offers more than 94 undergraduate degrees and 48 graduate programs.
The University of Guelph consists of seven faculties, or areas of study, including arts, biological science, business and economics, social and applied human sciences, and physical and engineering science. The Ontario Agriculture College and the Ontario Veterinary College are also part of the university.
The University of Guelph is known for its innovative research-intensive programs and its key focus on life science. Studies combine traditional academics with hands-on experiential learning and co-operative work placements outside the classroom. The main campus spans more than 1,000 acres, including an arboretum and a 55-acre research park.
The university is home to the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, which is the world’s first center for high-volume DNA barcoding. The university’s Science Complex opened in 2007 as the largest integrated science teaching and research facility in North America. The university is also globally recognized as a research leader in the agri-food industry.
The University of Guelph welcomes international students and also provides 75 study abroad programs. As of 2015, the university’s alumni population totals more than 100,000 people from 145 countries.